What our audiences and industry partners have been saying:
"I went in not knowing what to expect and left inspired!"
"The talent from the entire team was exceptional"
"This work will do wonders internationally"
"Wonderfully sensory experience"
"A good story, and nicely structured and paced"
"The narrative was clear and moving"
"Aren’t we all looking for a voice? It’s an inspiring story to be part of"
"Young adults would love this. It would work well for school age groups too"
"Touching multiple communities including LGBT+, multidisciplinary students as well as historians and classicists"
"Anna-Helena is the definition of a true artistic collaborator, and an absolute delight to work with. She is generous, passionate, organised, thoughtful, and truly unique. She keeps excellent company, surrounding herself with creatives of the highest calibre and allowing safe spaces for artists to speak freely and open their minds to what is possible. She brings multiple perspectives and voices together, encouraging deep conversation and creating work that speaks to and champions the experiences of many, particularly those within historically marginalized groups. Vital stories and lessons are being brought to the fore in her work because Anna Helena insists that care, attention, truth, patience, and precision are central to her processes, whether she is workshopping her own material, developing learning opportunities for the public, or finding new ways to bring creative minds together. Hers is inclusive, community-inspired, entirely original work that deserves a significant platform, one that will allow her vision to inspire future generations of artists".
Producing partner and funder
'A Voice Lesson' is a multidimensional, intersectional and layered piece. I really enjoyed it and was extremely moved by the connection and chemistry between Orla and Nin - the teacher and the student centred in the performance. The narrative between Orla and Nin brought to mind different models of viewing disability and neurodivergence... This piece has the potential to open up debate around how we, as individuals and as a society, enable or disable each other’s agency, expression and belonging'.
Audience member with experience living with a learning disabled person who is non-verbal